Thursday Afternoon Session A: Clinical Supervision Conference

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center

The APA Psychotherapy Supervisors DVD Series—Comparing the Videos of Three Eminent Supervisors and Their Approaches

Room 210

This workshop targets Supervisors, Teachers/Professors, Researchers, Consultants, Practitioners/Service Providers. It is presented at an Intermediate level. The purpose of this workshop is to showcase videos from the new APA Psychotherapy Supervision Series and to illustrate essential dimensions, methods, and processes used by three eminent psychotherapy supervisors. Commonalities and differences among the models will be elucidated and attendees (if there is time) will have the opportunity to apply the concepts to their actual supervisory cases.

Hanna Levenson, Ph.D., Wright Institute

Implementing Self-Care Practices For Mental Health Professionals To Address Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, And Secondary Trauma

Room 211

This workshop with briefly discuss the impact of burnout (physical and emotional) on practitioner performance, as well as discuss various ways to provide self-care both professionally (in agency) as well as personally. An emphasis will be placed on the role of the supervisor as a catalyst of teaching the importance of self-care as well as encouraging the practice of balancing work and play.

Aklima S Baksh, M.A., NCC, LPC, ACS, The University of Texas at El Paso

Creative Applications of a Use-of-Self Model in Clinical Supervision

Room 212

Clinical supervision is a fundamentally relational experience, and it is only when the authentic self is engaged, that the full power of supervision is available. The focus of this workshop will be defining a use-of-self training philosophy and clarifying its value in a clinical supervision context. Participants will be equipped with pragmatic and creative ways of employing a use-of-self approach in their supervisory relationships.

Jason Hindman, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

The Unacknowledged Truth: Narratives of Harmful Clinical Supervision

Room 213

Harmful clinical supervision can have deleterious effects on supervisees. The purpose of this presentation is to foster awareness and facilitate discussion on harmful clinical supervision through the presentation of excerpts from 11 anonymous narratives that recount past experiences of harmful supervision across disciplines and internationally.

Englann J. Taylor, B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York
Michael V. Ellis, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
Mackenzie L. Mcnamara, M.S., University at Albany, State University of New York
Kelsey A. Kangos, M.S., University at Albany, State University of New York
Dylan Corp, B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York

Supervision of Students in Field: A Best Practice Training Model for Social Work Field Instructors

Room 214

Experience in field is an important part of social work education. The CSWE core competencies are to be incorporated in all aspects of social work education, yet field supervisors may not fully understand their importance or may not know how to incorporate the competencies in practice. This program will suggest a best practice training module for social work field supervisors which includes education of the CSWE core competencies, identification of the skills and behaviors that indicate student competency, ways to implement the competencies in the learning contract, and ways to evaluate the student based on competencies. This model also reviews learning styles and discusses ways the field supervisor can assess and address difficulties as they arise based on learning styles.

Janice Steinmetz, M.S.W., The University of Akron

Interweaving Creativity and Intuition into Supervision

Room 215

Supervisees can learn to use creativity and intuition within the safety of the supervisory relationship and supervision session and this can limit potential frustrations or obstacles which could occur in a counseling session, including managing internal emotions, engaging clients, and incorporating interventions (Carson & Becker, 2004; Jeffrey, 2012). Additionally, the interweaving of creativity and intuition in clinical supervision and clinical practice may enhance the supervisory relationship (Jeffrey & Stone Fish, 2011), may lead to increased confidence for supervisees (Charles, 2004), may help supervisees provide more options to clients, and ultimately, may provide added benefits to clients in the form of individualized treatment and deepened therapeutic rapport. Methods by which clinical supervisors may help to activate and encourage creativity and intuition within clinicians-in-training and licensed practitioners will be discussed and explored during this presentation.

Yvette R. Tolbert, M.F.A., M.A., Kent State University

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